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Bonds Likes His Numbers Better Than Babe Ruth
BREITBART.com ^ | May 08, 2006 | AFP

Posted on 05/08/2006 1:59:10 PM PDT by PerConPat

Bonds likes his numbers better than Babe Ruth May 08 10:53 AM US/Eastern.

A boastful Barry Bonds said if he passes Babe Ruth that his place in history would be secure.

Asked if he would consider himself better than Ruth if he vaults ahead of the New York Yankees legend for second place on the all-time home run list, Bonds said: "I don't know yet, but the numbers speak for themselves."

The embattled Bonds moved within one home run of Ruth for the No 2 spot, but it was in a losing cause as San Francisco lost 9-5 to Philadelphia on Sunday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: asterisk; banhimnow; cheater; fraud; jerk; juice; roidtaintedrecord; steroids
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Barry's place in history may be secure for any number of reasons; but not for being better than the Babe. I would have to see a few more pitching wins in Bond's stats to rank him above Mr. Ruth, the steals not withstanding.
1 posted on 05/08/2006 1:59:12 PM PDT by PerConPat
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To: PerConPat

How many steroids ya reckon' Babe Ruth took?


2 posted on 05/08/2006 2:00:35 PM PDT by houeto (G.W. Bush's legacy: The largest Spanish speaking country in the world!)
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To: PerConPat

Drug taking scum....


3 posted on 05/08/2006 2:00:35 PM PDT by roverman2K6
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To: PerConPat
Better hitting through chemistry.
4 posted on 05/08/2006 2:00:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: PerConPat
...his place in history would be secure.


5 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:12 PM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: PerConPat

Babe stole home [I think] 10 times in his career. Has blimphead?


6 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:15 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: houeto

Does beer count?? ;-P


7 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:29 PM PDT by MortMan (Trains stop at train stations. On my desk is a workstation...)
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To: PerConPat

Babe Ruth is a legend. Barry Bonds is infamous.

8 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:38 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: PerConPat
Bonds said: "I don't know yet, but the numbers speak for themselves."

No, they don't. Ruth didn't juice.

9 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:44 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions)
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To: houeto

Babe did it the American way...Beer and hot dogs!!!


10 posted on 05/08/2006 2:02:02 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PerConPat

"*" will follow every entry with his name in it.


11 posted on 05/08/2006 2:02:16 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: PzLdr

We're supposed to not say anything because Bonds never failed a drug test. So officially he never broke any rules. Just don't get it, because you look at him, certain things are obvious.


12 posted on 05/08/2006 2:02:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jacquerie

What perecentage of the total homers per year FOR HIS LEAGUE has Juicehead hit? Not close to the Babe, you can bet.


13 posted on 05/08/2006 2:03:35 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: houeto

"How many steroids ya reckon' Babe Ruth took?"

If by "steroids" you mean booze and floozies, a lot!


14 posted on 05/08/2006 2:03:45 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Jacquerie

Just booze....


15 posted on 05/08/2006 2:03:58 PM PDT by misterrob (Death once came calling for Jack Bauer. Death went home to mommy with a wedgie and no lunch money)
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To: PerConPat
All Time Home Run Leaders:

Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Barry Bonds *
Willie Mays
Sammy Sosa *
Frank Robinson
Mark McGuire *

16 posted on 05/08/2006 2:04:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PerConPat

17 posted on 05/08/2006 2:05:06 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: Jacquerie

Ruth didn't juice, but he did play during the segregation era.


18 posted on 05/08/2006 2:05:35 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: PerConPat

I suppose if I were a cheat and race hustler like Bonds, I might like my numbers better too. Numbers Racket.


19 posted on 05/08/2006 2:05:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: PerConPat
"A boastful Barry Bonds said if he passes Babe Ruth that his place in history would be secure."

Nope, if he does pass the Babe, Bonds will always be noted as

Barry Bonds ***

*** under cloud of steroid usage

20 posted on 05/08/2006 2:06:31 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: PerConPat
Early in the Babe's career, he was an excellent pitcher as well as a hitter. Can Bonds claim overall athleticism equal to or greater than his peers as did the Babe? Can Bonds clearly make the claim that his prowess on the ball field is strictly due to his work ethic and ability without any outside help as did the Babe?
21 posted on 05/08/2006 2:06:54 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: PerConPat

Yes Bonds' name belongs along side some of the baseball greats:

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson -Throwing the 1919 World Series
Pete Rose - Betting on Baseball games in which he was involved
Danny Almonte - Overaged player leading his team to a LLWS
Bud Selig - Worst commissioner in the history of MLB
Steve Howe - Suspended for drugs, SEVEN times


22 posted on 05/08/2006 2:07:34 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: PzLdr

He did it exactly ten times, Ty Cobb stole home 54 times including 8 in one season, both of those stats are still standing records.


23 posted on 05/08/2006 2:07:37 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: goodolemr

Barry played during the expansion era.


24 posted on 05/08/2006 2:08:08 PM PDT by AmishDude (AmishDude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
PERFECT pic!
25 posted on 05/08/2006 2:08:12 PM PDT by houeto (G.W. Bush's legacy: The largest Spanish speaking country in the world!)
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To: PerConPat
"I don't know yet, but the numbers speak for themselves."

Is Barry talking about the number of World Series victories? Yes, indeed, the numbers speak for themselves.

26 posted on 05/08/2006 2:08:21 PM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I suppose if I were a cheat and race hustler like Bonds, I might like my numbers better too. Numbers Racket.

This morning, I heard a clip on the radio of Bonds being boo-ed at his last game. It's nice to know some people aren't stupid.

27 posted on 05/08/2006 2:08:22 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: PerConPat

lessee....Barry Bonds pumped hisself up with Steroids and HGH

and George Herman 'Babe' Ruth pumped hisself up with 10 to 15 hotdogs a game.

There must be a Hotdog-Steroid connection there somewhere.


28 posted on 05/08/2006 2:08:41 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: TexasCajun

You nailed it.


29 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:09 PM PDT by PerConPat (A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.-- Mencken)
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To: goodolemr
Ruth didn't juice, but he did play during the segregation era.

Your point is....?

30 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:11 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: houeto

if by "steroids" you mean "whiskey and cigars" then....ALOT. Otherwise, none...


31 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:25 PM PDT by filepile
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To: West Coast Conservative

32 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:36 PM PDT by Emmet Fitzhume (Memo to the deceivers at CNN: It is NOT "Domestic Spying." It is TERRORIST SURVEILLANCE!)
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To: Dianna

He gets booed everywhere but SF.


33 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: PerConPat
Yup Baroides. Your place IS secure. YOU ARE A CHEAT. YOU CHEATED ALL BASEBALL, YOU CHEATED THE FANS, YOU CHEATED THE RECORDS, YOU STOLE MONEY IN YOUR CHEATING, AND YOU ARE A LIAR, CHEAT, AND DRUG USER. YOUR PLACE IS SECURE YOU SORRY PIECE OF COW ****! I hope you blow your knee out running the bases on 714.
34 posted on 05/08/2006 2:10:47 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Politicians and the U.S. Government are liars, cheats and thieves, in it for their own gain.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Et tu SoCal!!

LOL! At least you listed Bud Selig!


35 posted on 05/08/2006 2:10:59 PM PDT by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: lonestar
I think it's the usual, "Never played against the naturally more superior black people." In other words, just plain old racism on the part of the poster. Some folks can't help themselves, it just blurts out.

But I think you knew that. ;^)

36 posted on 05/08/2006 2:11:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: PerConPat
And Hank Aron will always be higher on the list than Bonds in my book. Hammerin Hank was a clean player that did it by the books.
37 posted on 05/08/2006 2:11:50 PM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

And your point is?


38 posted on 05/08/2006 2:12:15 PM PDT by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Steve Howe - Suspended for drugs, SEVEN times

His recent suspension is a bit more permanent

39 posted on 05/08/2006 2:12:41 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: goodolemr

Thanks for brightening the thread with that.


40 posted on 05/08/2006 2:13:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: vetvetdoug

From 1916-1918, Ruth's numbers were comparable to Walter Johnson's. Until Whitey Ford broke it, Ruth set the record for scoreless innings pitched in the World Series at 29 and change. He won something like 94 games in his career [including pitching for the Yankees in 5 appearances]. Did I miss 'Battling Barry' closing in on those numbers?


41 posted on 05/08/2006 2:14:05 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: goodolemr
Ruth didn't juice, but he did play during the segregation era.

Meaning that white pitchers are easier to hit? What are you talking about?

42 posted on 05/08/2006 2:15:06 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: PerConPat
Babe's lifetime BA is way superior to Bonds .344 to .300; Slugging Pct 690 to 611 and it goes on.

The Babe is his superior, beer belly and all!!

43 posted on 05/08/2006 2:15:21 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: PerConPat

Denis Leary said that there were two reasons Bonds could never be the player that Ruth was. For the first nine years of his baseball career, Ruth was a pitcher, and a damn good one to boot.

The other reason was drugs. The Babe never did steriods. He was drunk all the time.


44 posted on 05/08/2006 2:15:45 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: PerConPat

I'm not in favor of an asterisk next to Barry's name in the record book. Instead...

Barry Bonds [-[######>---


45 posted on 05/08/2006 2:15:47 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: PerConPat

Bonds deserves more than just the asteris. If its true that he pumped him self up with roids (which I believe to be true), then he deserves to be stricken from the history books. Period.

Bonds is no where near the man Ruth was. Never will be either.


46 posted on 05/08/2006 2:15:53 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: Primetimedonna
Our Guy: Great guy who cheats, and pulls one over on "the man."

Their Guy: Is a cheater that is a lousy guy.

Was my point that difficult to grasp?

47 posted on 05/08/2006 2:16:07 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: goodolemr
Ruth didn't juice, but he did play during the segregation era.

What does that have to do with the number of home runs he hit during his career?

48 posted on 05/08/2006 2:16:21 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: BoBToMatoE

Eventaully, Bonds will get the Pete Rose treatment....as soon as he stops drawing crowds to watch the freak play.


49 posted on 05/08/2006 2:18:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Vaquero
Wasn't he banned for life?

I guess the ban is over.

50 posted on 05/08/2006 2:18:52 PM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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